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Seed libraries

Grow your own vegetables, herbs and plants at home with borrowed seeds from the library. All of our seeds are organic and non-GMO.

The Seed Library will be opening virtually on March 6 with online programming and the launch of an online form where customers may request up to four packets of seeds per household. When your seeds are ready, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to pick up your seeds at Port Credit Library. Subject to availability of seeds and as quantities last.

The online form will be made available on March 6 at 1pm.

Add to the seed library

When the growing season is over, you can harvest your seeds and return a portion of them to the library to help keep the seed library self-sustaining. We are now accepting seed donations at Port Credit Library

The Seed Library accepts any seed donations, but the following are preferred:

  • Heirloom, open-pollinated, and  non-GMO seeds
  • Edible, decorative and herb varieties
  • Less than 4 years old

Please ensure your seeds are:

  • Clearly labelled with the type, year, and the location they were collected from in a sealed envelope.

Please note that all returned seeds will be quarantined for 72 hours following the advice of Peel Health.

Contact us at seed.library@mississauga.ca if you are interested in learning more about the seed library and how to harvest your seeds.

If you are interested in more information or resources about gardening and seed saving, ask us your question below.

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Seed library programs

Join us on a gardening adventure. Borrow seeds, meet community partners virtually, and grow your gardening skills in our online workshops. All ages.

Online Seed Library: Introduction to Organic Gardening
Saturday, March 6
10 am – 11:30 am
Register
Join us as we celebrate our 7th year of the Mississauga Seed Library with opening comments by Councillor Dasko. Followed by an Introduction to Organic Gardening with Ecosource. Learn the basics of organic gardening. We’ll share tips and tricks to help you grow successfully this season. We will cover topics such as choosing the right crops for your site, crop rotation, optimizing your space, how to harvest and troubleshooting some common garden problems.
In partnership with Ecosource

Online Seed Library: Top Native Plants
Saturday, March 6
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register
Join us for a presentation on gardening and landscaping with locally native plants for colour and curb appeal. Learn how to use native plants in small spaces, larger yards, and foundation plantings, and discover the best choices for attracting birds and pollinators.
In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation

Online Seed Library: Sustainable Balcony Gardening
Saturday, March 13
10 am – 11:30 am
Register
Learn about the inspiring beauty and practical benefits of gardening on your balcony, with a focus on native plants and edibles. You will leave with the know-how to bring your small outdoor space to life.
In partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Online Seed Library: My Gardening Evolution
Saturday, March 13
2 pm – 3:15 pm
Register
Join us for a two-part session. First on which is focused on how a Master Gardener turned his lawn into a pollinator garden followed by a Q&A for all gardening questions with two Master Gardeners.
In partnership with Master Gardeners